Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Still here!

Whew! Just downloaded some pictures from my camera and the last time I took pictures was a few on 11/12...bad Mama! It has been so busy around here. The February 2008 issue of the magazine I work for just shipped to the printer, and we hosted Thanksgiving, which although small took a lot of preparation. It was very fun, though!

So, I took several pictures today to try and redeem myself. I bought Lauren the outfit in the pictures below more than a year ago (5 months before she came home), and she wore it for the first time today. She is so petite, this outfit is supposed to be 10-24 months (big range) and it's still too big for her, but I wanted to get the maximum use out of it. :-)

Everyone is doing well. She is really starting to talk a lot (just repeating what we say, mostly, although she does say "hi" and "bye" and a few other things on her own) and amazes us with everything she does--she is very observant! Aidan is starting to write really well and is beginning to sound out words. It is so neat to watch. He starts soccer on Saturday...we tried it about a year ago and it didn't go so well, so we're hoping he'll enjoy it more this time. He turns 4 1/2 on Saturday. Lauren turns 17 months on Sunday.

On the home front, we're getting our two front rooms painted next week (you can see the color stripe on the wall in the last picture below) and we're also getting our landscaping done. They're supposed to start next week, also. That should be our last big project after a year and a half of big projects!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Presenting Aidan the Bat and Lauren the Lamb

We had a really fun Halloween trick-or-treating in our neighborhood and handing out candy. Giving away the candy was Aidan's favorite part and he would become despondent when there was a lull in the trick-or-treaters. Somehow, neither of them ate any candy until today when Aidan had a little bag of plain M&Ms and Lauren tried a Kit Kat. Not too bad. The kids looked adorable in their costumes, even though neither of them would leave their cute hats on.

My friend Wendy made us these fairy wings and tutus, which we wore to Jazzercise class. It was really fun! Neither of us knew the other was going to wear a pink shirt.